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Arnold T. Maeda Interview

Date: January 9, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California
Videographer: Tani Ikeda
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1003-5
02:48:51
26 segments
Nisei male. Born July 17, 1926, in Santa Monica, California. Grew up in the Santa Monica area where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked as a chick sexer, technical illustrator in the aerospace industry, and a life insurance salesman. Returned to California and became involved in community organizations.
This interview is part of the Friends of Manzanar Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family background Segment 1 of 26 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's immigration to the U.S. with his parents Segment 2 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending Japanese language school Segment 3 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's prewar nursery business Segment 4 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of father Segment 5 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Childhood memories Segment 6 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Preparing for mass removal Segment 7 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Studying music in Manzanar with Louis Frizzell Segment 8 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California First impressions of camp Segment 9 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working as an orderly in camp's hospital Segment 10 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Segment 11 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Participating in music and drama in camp Segment 12 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Running for student government in camp Segment 13 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp to attend school, but being drafted Segment 14 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Going to trade school to become a chick sexer Segment 15 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Description of chick sexing Segment 16 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 17 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting married and raising a family Segment 18 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Looking for a job in technical illustration Segment 19 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Establishing a career in the aerospace industry Segment 20 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Changing careers and becoming an insurance salesman Segment 21 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Discovering a talent for insurance sales Segment 22 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to school Segment 23 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Becoming involved in the Japanese American Citizens League Segment 24 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Helping to erect a community marker Segment 25 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Involvement with the Manzanar Reunion Committee Segment 26 of 26 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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